LIVE VIRTUAL Harm Reduction
A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control
Sep 14, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
Price: $249.00 CAD (*early rate) $279.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires August 24, 2022
This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.
Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addiction” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment. This workshop explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works, and to whom it may apply. Participants will learn practical strategies for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework. This training will also explore how these concepts can be used in policy, procedure, and practice.
About This Workshop
Some of the Topics Included
- What is Harm Reduction?
- Guiding Principles of Harm Reduction
- The Impact of Our Beliefs and Assumptions
- The Importance of a Trauma-Informed Lens
- An Integrated Approach to Health
- A Relational Approach to Harm Reduction
- Exploring What Needs Are Being Met
- Working with People Where They are At
- Measuring Motivation, Readiness, and Confidence
- Strategies to Reduce Harm
- Planning for Change
- Rethinking Success
- Working with Family and Friends
This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone seeking a better understanding of the harm reduction framework.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between traditional approaches to “addictions” and a harm reduction approach
- List qualities and values needed to practice within a harm reduction model
- Describe a relational framework for working with a person’s use of substances and behaviours
- Apply a variety of practical strategies to reduce harm
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Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person.
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